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Dark Spell

Written by Gill Arbuthnott

Part of the Kelpies Series

Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 13+ readers Recommended Children's eBooks

LoveReading View on Dark Spell

A brilliant, engrossing pre-teen fantasy from the author of Winterbringers and The Keeper’s Daughter set in Scotland. Callie Hall has just discovered she's a witch and nothing will ever be the same again. Can Callie control her power and the darkness that threatens to take over her life....and save her friend Josh?

A Piece of Passion from Commissioning Editor for Kelpies, Eleanor Collins:  
Dark Spell is Gill Arbuthnott at her brilliant, page-turning best. Callie and Josh feel like people you know, even though they are dealing with something extraordinary – something spine-shiveringly chilling. I got thrillingly scared sometimes when reading the manuscript for the book. There’s a moment when Callie is woken from deep sleep by her cat hissing at the dense darkness under her desk… I can’t say more.

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Dark Spell Synopsis

15-year-old Callie Hall has just found out she's a witch, and things keep going wrong. Sometimes her mind seems to make things happen, things she can't control. She can set fire to things without a match, and when she's angry people can get hurt. Josh understands she's a bit weird, but its only on a dark and dangerous visit to the tunnels under the ruins of St Andrews' Castle that he realises just how strange she really is. Something comes back with Callie - in Callie, something she can't escape.

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ISBN: 9780863159565
Publication date: 25/04/2013
Publisher: Kelpies an imprint of Floris Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780863159565
Publication date: 25th April 2013
Author: Gill Arbuthnott
Publisher: Kelpies an imprint of Floris Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical
Recommendations: eBooks

About Gill Arbuthnott

Gill Arbuthnott lives in Edinburgh and has been a published author since 2003. She writes fiction and non-fiction and reckons that being a children's author is probably the best job in the world. Her recent books Dark Spell, Beneath and What Makes You You? have been shortlisted for major UK book awards. A former science teacher, she loves mixing scientific fact with wonderful anecdotes of people and places. GILL ARBUTHNOTT Q&A: What is the maddest thing you have ever done?Nothing very mad… I went once to buy a black kitten and came back with a deaf, one-eyed ...

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